Red Dead Online exits beta with major update

Game adds co-op story missions, free roam activities, poker and more

Rockstar has released a major update for Red Dead Redemption 2’s online multiplayer mode, Red Dead Online, to mark the title exiting its beta phase.

In a blog update, the studio thanked players for participating in the beta and detailed an array of newly available and upcoming content.

Headline additions are new cooperative story missions which continue the revenge saga of Jessica LeClerk, expanded free roam missions featuring fresh mission types and characters, and the introduction of poker tables at towns and outposts across the map.

New dynamic events offer rewards for participating in random encounters with friends and foes, while posse versus challenges have been expanded to include competitive fishing, bird shooting and herb picking activities.

As previously detailed, the update introduces the ability to choose how you interact with players inside the world via new offensive and defensive playing style options, while adding a new hostility system to better mitigate griefing.

A new Overrun showdown mode sees players bidding to capture and hold the most territories to win matches, while the LeMat revolver is now available to purchase, alongside more clothing items and emotes.

Rockstar also said that from now until May 27, PS4 players without a PlayStation Plus subscription will be able to play Red Dead Online, while all PS4 players will see new early access content soon.

There are plenty more details on today’s update and upcoming Red Dead Online content in Rockstar’s blog, while the full title update notes can be viewed on its support page.

Speaking during Rockstar parent Take-Two’s full year earnings call yesterday, CEO Strauss Zelnick said Red Dead Redemption 2 has shipped over 24 million units worldwide since its release in October 2018.